State-contracted providers and insurers may pay executives more than $199,000 a year as long as they are not using state funds, according to a recent ruling from New York's highest court.
The Trump administration proposed a new rule to allow employers to fund tax-exempted health reimbursement arrangements to help pay for workers' individual health insurance premiums, undoing Obama-era guidance that restricted HRAs for that purpose.
In a dramatic overhaul of the current 1332 waiver process, the CMS said state legislatures will no longer have to approve waiver plans. Instead, governors will be able to take action on their own. The agency also changed how it will evaluate waivers.
The American Medical Association and RAND Corp. release findings from a study assessing how physicians view new pay models. Also this week, earnings season continues.
Despite congressional GOP candidates' promises, health policy analysts doubt whether victorious Republicans would move to replace those ACA protections with equally strong measures to cover people with health conditions as part of repeal legislation.
Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare system.
Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million for a data breach that affected almost 79 million people. It's the largest data-breach settlement to date, and it signals the importance of conducting deep risk assessments.
UnitedHealth Group recorded higher revenue and profit in the third quarter of 2018, as it served more members, including those with higher-acuity health conditions.
In the largest HIPAA settlement ever, Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million over its 2015 data breach that affected nearly 79 million people.
Healthcare experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage. But Since 2010, enrollment in Medicare Advantage has doubled to more than 20 million enrollees, growing from a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries to more than a third.
More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month.
The battle over pre-existing condition protections has become particularly heated in two toss-up House races in Iowa, even as unregulated Farm Bureau health plans that can use medical underwriting will go on sale Nov. 1.